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Mrs. Valdez from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

We Need Books for our Book Club!

Help me give my students various titles to read for our book club.

  • $282 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My wonderful sixth, seventh and eighth graders! What can I say about them? Simply put, they are amazing, intelligent, energetic, outgoing and curious human beings who every day, bring a smile to my face.

They live in a low-income high poverty area and they are eager to read, write, and learn!

They attend a school funded through Title I, and many of my students are English Learners. As technology continues to take over a big part of their daily lives, I want to make sure that students are able to create work that they can show-off to parents, staff, and students. My students are not only tech-savvy but critical thinkers who are ready to take on the world!

My Project

Hooray! Our middle school finally has a book club but our school lacks a librarian and as a result, our library is currently closed.

Not having a functioning library at our school prevents students from being able to check out books.

Therefore, students rely on my classroom library to check out books. Although I have a good selection of books in my classroom library, I don't have extra copies of books that are needed for a book club.

I am requesting various titles of novels to get our book club going. We need different titles to get our book club through the rest of the school year.

Mrs. Valdez
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
To Kill a Mockingbird • AKJ Education $7.18 6 $43.08
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas • AKJ Education $6.98 6 $41.88
The Book Thief • AKJ Education $6.94 6 $41.64
A Long Walk to Water • AKJ Education $6.29 6 $37.74
The House on Mango Street • AKJ Education $8.37 3 $25.11

Materials cost

$189.45

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$17.33

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.84

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$239.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.29

Total project goal

$281.91

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$281.91

2 Donors

-$172.00

Donations toward project cost

-$146.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.80

Matching donations from our partners

-$109.91

Match offers toward project cost

-$93.42

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.49

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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